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Bel Canto

Robert Toft

Robert Toft holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from King’s College, University of London and has taught at universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. He took the lead role in developing the Popular Music Studies program at The University of Western Ontario, where he is currently Professor of Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hits and Misses : Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963–1971

Continuum, 2011

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... the grooves of pop/rock recordings comfortably map on to the verbal depictions and notated examples that survive from the earlier period. I have reconstructed many of the older practices in Toft (2000) and that study provides...

Guitar-Based Modalities

Robert Toft

Robert Toft holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from King’s College, University of London and has taught at universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. He took the lead role in developing the Popular Music Studies program at The University of Western Ontario, where he is currently Professor of Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hits and Misses : Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963–1971

Continuum, 2011

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... misreadings of the music may result. Robert Walser (2003: 23) cautions that “[because] music can more easily be understood as interpretable within one’s own discursive competency[,] we often hear unfamiliar music systems as not having system at all,...

Invention and Arrangement

Robert Toft

Robert Toft holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from King’s College, University of London and has taught at universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. He took the lead role in developing the Popular Music Studies program at The University of Western Ontario, where he is currently Professor of Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hits and Misses : Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963–1971

Continuum, 2011

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...Many songs begin their life in the imaginations of individual songwriters, and through the collaborative approach employed in recording popular music these songs are often transformed in the studio. For a detailed study...

Telling a Story

Robert Toft

Robert Toft holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from King’s College, University of London and has taught at universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. He took the lead role in developing the Popular Music Studies program at The University of Western Ontario, where he is currently Professor of Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hits and Misses : Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963–1971

Continuum, 2011

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... [orators] climb to the top of high comparison” (1593: 169). For further discussion of this figure as employed in early seventeenth-century music, see Toft (1993: 26–29). On each step of this ladder, Webb places a verse,...

Prosodic Tunes

Robert Toft

Robert Toft holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from King’s College, University of London and has taught at universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. He took the lead role in developing the Popular Music Studies program at The University of Western Ontario, where he is currently Professor of Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hits and Misses : Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963–1971

Continuum, 2011

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... in relation to recitative, see Toft (2000: 3). Accent referred to the stress laid on syllables and emphasis to the force placed on important words so they were distinguished above the rest, accent dignifying the syllable and emphasis...

Transforming a Demo

Robert Toft

Robert Toft holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from King’s College, University of London and has taught at universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. He took the lead role in developing the Popular Music Studies program at The University of Western Ontario, where he is currently Professor of Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hits and Misses : Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963–1971

Continuum, 2011

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...When Pete Townshend began looking for a project to shape The Who’s musical direction in the years immediately following the phenomenal success of Tommy (1969), he set aside plans for a conventional album and focused, instead, on a large...

Hit-and-Miss Affair

Robert Toft

Robert Toft holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from King’s College, University of London and has taught at universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. He took the lead role in developing the Popular Music Studies program at The University of Western Ontario, where he is currently Professor of Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hits and Misses : Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963–1971

Continuum, 2011

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...The art of crafting successful pop singles can be a hit-and-miss affair, as The Who’s first efforts to record “Behind Blue Eyes” aptly demonstrate, and for many people in the recording industry the most important component of a commercially...